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pugnacity

[ puhg-nas-i-tee ]
/ pʌgˈnæs ɪ ti /
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noun
readiness to quarrel or fight; combative or argumentative character:She was always defending him against the fallout from his pugnacity and lack of social graces.
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Also pug·na·cious·ness [puhg-ney-shuhs-nis] /pʌgˈneɪ ʃəs nɪs/ .

OTHER WORDS FROM pugnacity

un·pug·na·cious·ness, noun
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